faux–naïf

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adjective faux–na·ïf \ˌfō-nä-ˈēf\
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faux–naif

Definition of faux–naïf

  1. :  spuriously or affectedly childlike :  artfully simple faux–naïf prose

Origin and Etymology of faux–naïf

French, literally, falsely naive


First Known Use: 1941


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